v Wants youths to embrace peace
The former NANS Zone-B coordinator, Bishop Godson Okereke has called on Imo youths to embrace peace and avoid any action capable of worsening the security situation in Imo.
Okereke made this assertion shortly after a rally in Imo last weekend, during which they sued for peace and demanded for the unconditional release of innocent Imo citizens arrested during police and Army raids in different locations.
Okereke who is also the Coordinator of Imo Comrades Community and had served as FUTO SUG President, advised politicians and other stakeholders to stop politicizing insecurity in the state and join hands with Governor Hope Uzodinma to stem the tides. He added that the security situation has almost crippled economic activities in the state and if nothing is done now, the people will be worse off.
He recalled how peaceful Imo state was until recently when on daily basis, we receive reports from different areas about people being killed and government establishments burnt by unknown gunmen.
Justifying his reason for mobilizing over 1000 Imo youths for the said rally, he said he felt disturbed by the level of insecurity bedeviling the state and the rumour that young people were arrested. Okereke said that the rally was a show of patriotism on the side of Imo youths.”We are happy that normalcy is gradually returning to the state.We want the youths, aggrieved persons to embrace peace”.
Okereke who said that as group,they have made their position on youth empowerment known to the governor,assured to follow up such demands.